Today’s Hardware Friday post comes to us via the team at Raspberry PI, and while it might feel like every Friday post is a PI post, I couldn’t pass this one up. Help teachers and educators introduce our young to the joy of IoT? Oh yeah, no way was I passing that up! Welcome to… Read More

Have a little hardware elf at home? Here’s something to help keep them busy during the Winter Break… micro:bit Christmas Challenge! Announcing the micro:bit Christmas Challenge! How could the micro:bit help Santa deliver his Christmas presents this year? The Micro:bit Foundation has been contacted by Santa Claus himself. He has heard how amazing the micro:bit… Read More This week on Channel 9, Nikola, Vlad, Shen and Petri discuss the week’s top developer news, including; [00:29] Build 2017 Dates Announced: May 10-12, 2017 (Downtown Seattle!) [01:47] Device innovation opportunities in mixed reality, gaming, and cellular PCs [Terry Myerson] [04:21] Microsoft + LinkedIn: Beginning our Journey Together [Satya Nadella] [05:35] Symlinks in Windows… Read More

Small Basic is one of our favorite learning tools. Teaching and learning is one of our favorite things. Embracing everyone and anyone who wants to code is our goal. When I saw this, I knew I had this week’s post… Video: Every Girl Can Code with Microsoft Small Basic Leveraging Microsoft Small Basic to teach… Read More

Remember the cool open robot platform we highlighted a few months ago? Open? Robots? Open Roberta! The good news is that they have continued to roll forward, recently releasing a new version, with new features and bots. Welcome What’s new? Version beta 2.0 NXT – create programs for LEGO Mindstorms NXT Bot’n Roll – create… Read More

The Kinect is being used in an experiment by Carnegie Mellon to help improve classroom education… How cool is that? Using Kinect Sensors and Facial Recognition in the Classroom Large lecture classes may go through the content too quickly for the typical student to understand. That’s why so many schools follow the practice of breaking… Read More

I usually avoid highlighting commercial services here (though most of the devices I do usually highlight are commercial, so I’m not really sure the difference…. but you know what I mean). When Chris Gatbonton emailed me about this, I wasn’t sure if I was going to highlight it or not. Then I took another look,… Read More This week on Channel 9, Mark and Vlad discuss the week’s top developer news, including; [00:21] Build developer conference registration sells out, but no hardware giveaways [Kip Kniskern] [01:26] ASP.NET 5 is dead – Introducing ASP.NET Core 1.0 and .NET Core 1.0 [Scott Hanselman] [02:33] Check out the new MVP Channel 9 page! [03:23]… Read More